BSM support


BSM supports with a Meeting Organizer Grant, selected scientific meetings related to microbiology that are organized within Belgium. Scientific conferences, workshops and training courses are considered for such a support. The maximum amount of a Meeting Organizer Grant is € 500.

1.     Grant Application deadlines

Complete applications should be submitted to before the following deadlines :

  • 1 December 2019 for meetings taking place after March 1 2020
  • 1 June 2020 for meetings taking place after 1 September  2020
2.     Grant regulations
  • Grants distribution and management: The BSM meeting organizer grant can be used to support the attendance of Early Career Scientist, secretarial, travel and organizational costs (excluding catering).
  • Meeting updates: A meeting update (final event date, venue, registration/abstract submission deadlines) should be submitted to BSM one month prior to the meeting
  • Acknowledgements: the support received from BSM should be publicly acknowledged
  • Signed claim form: in order to receive the granted amount a Claim Form should be completed and submitted to the treasurer of BSM. Scanned copies of travelling ticket(s) or the invoice related to them should be attached to the Claim Form. A bank account number to which the requested Meeting Organizer Grant support can be transferred by BSM vzw/asbl should be provided.
  • A short meeting report comprising the title, date, venue and program of the meeting as well as the number of participants.